A great article danv!
Have you talked with the vendor and showed them the video?Well after 6 months of trying to get the brakes to work, I have discovered a major flaw in this kit. It appears that the calipers might be Chinese sourced, and they are flexing under pressure, so therefore not giving good braking.
PLEASE CONSIDER THIS BEFORE BUYING THIS DISC BRAKE CONVERSION KIT.
Dan is switching to a newer ford spindle with bracket and ford calipers.My conversion kit is still in the shipping boxes, ready to be mounted. Interesting if your kit works, or you may get new calipers
i bet its the same junk...I was told that mine were one of the last sets before they ran out of stock..
Maybe the calipers you guys got were a new batch from another supplier,...
i did not...but i decided to pick up a set of cardone k10's...along with that i also grabbed a set of organic pads....Lars, I would be interested if you did the same test as I did, and see if there is flex..
Going to an mc with a larger bore will 'reduce' the brake pressure not increase it. Switching to a smaller bore 'will' increase braking pressure but the stroke distance may increase. Try dropping from a 1" down to a 15/16" bore.Just to add to this... my boosted set-up has always had a great pedal - just not enough stopping power for my liking (front brakes won't lock, no matter how hard you push).
I've just ordered a replacement master cylinder for my kit (which other than the power booster, is identical to Dan's), but one with a larger bore piston... the factory master cylinder on Chev K10s with these exact calipers ran a 1 1/8" bore master, rather than 1". Hell, everything else has been tried, but to my knowledge, not a bigger MC. So I'll report back when I've got it and tested it (should be a couple of weeks to allow for postage from the US).